Does anyone know about Schneider?

Discussion in 'Lease Purchase Trucking Forum' started by rpangburn, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. rpangburn

    rpangburn Bobtail Member

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    Me and the wife have always been company.Now we want to look into leasing...have heard from a few drivers that Schneider has a good program..does anyone know any info?..I've heard a few say they only give you enough miles to pay your truck...and I've heard you make plenty of miles....I've heard they do hair follicle test... we're ok with a drug screen,but your not cutting on my scalp...no way....any info would help
     
  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    @freightwipper probably can answer your questions.
    Know anything about Colonial Freight Systems lease program? www.cfsi.com
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    Colonial's corporate office in Knoxville, Tennessee, is the center of operation for our terminal offices across the United States. While the terminal offices handle local scheduling and contribute to the smooth efficiency of our shipping network, the corporate headquarters coordinates the overall system.

    Colonial is a 100% owner-operator company. Operators or operator-drivers must meet Colonial's stringent driver requirements before they are qualified. All operators are required to attend Colonial's 3-day, in-house orientation before they are dispatched to haul freight.
     
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  3. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    Schneider takes the hair from your leg or arm, no big deal.
    I'm guessing you all are a team, best you'd do is $1.20-$1.30 per mile there (not worth it) .

    if you really want to make money get a truck and don't lease onto somewhere that controls your freight, all companies will give you the screw.
    I'm lease on somewhere now paying 90% and I book pretty much whatever I want in the open market. Can do $2+ with ease no problem at all. Usually between $3-$4 a mile.
    Pick wisely , there's a lot of money out here... Don't let the carrier keep most all of it.
     
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  4. rpangburn

    rpangburn Bobtail Member

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    Yes we are a team..me and the wife...we don't know anything about O/O or lease.... we've only done company..we are new to the industry...been driving for 2 years....we don't have a lot of money for a down payment on a truck so we know just going to a dealer wouldn't work..just tired of being pushed around like we are cattle..we run hard for the company we're at now...5500-6200 miles a week....and rarely get home when we ask...and was just told we can't get home for Christmas....that was the straw
     
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  5. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    If that was me I'd drop the truck off at the company terminal on the 23rd and then tell them I am getting home for Christmas because I quit!
     
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  6. rpangburn

    rpangburn Bobtail Member

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    That is exactly what we plan on doing...we just want to have e another job before that date....
     
  7. keebler13579

    keebler13579 Light Load Member

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    Dont know where you are located at but Tyson does alright by their teams as I understand it. Ive talked to some over te years working here and for the most part they are happy. They will run you but they do their best to get you home when you need to be. you can pm me if you have any questions.
     
  8. Steel Tiger

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    I wouldn't recommend Schneider for oc 5 teams. The ones we have now tend to struggle as there isn't much team freight.

    Go solo and you can each gross upwards of 160k + each.

    Then again, if you have 0 experience as a business owner, I'd hold off. You can easily get in over your head not knowing a lot of things.

    If you want to gain experience as owner operators, I'd recommend JCT. They have tons of team freight and cater to teams. Good equipment, very well spec'd out trucks.
     
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  9. shatteredsquare

    shatteredsquare Light Load Member

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    What is the best way to go about getting as close to the shippers as possible? Other than having your own complete authority, are there different types of brokers who charge less, but just introduce you as a service to a shipper who needs something moved? Are the open market load boards simple enough to get to direct freight? It seems like there's so many middle men trying to 'help' you make money, they just keep shaving and shaving and shaving until you're back at 1.35 because bills have to be paid.
     
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  10. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    The real world is nothing like that...
    Might seem that way by the way carriers pay drivers and flease drivers peanuts but in actuality there's a lot of money out here.
    Sooo many drivers have no idea how ripped off they're getting out here.
     
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